Illawarra Escarpment Mountain Bike Project – Network 1, Mount Kembla

Review of environmental factors

The proposed track network has been designed to minimise environmental impacts by careful choice of location and by incorporating existing unsanctioned tracks into the network where practicable, to minimise clearing from the creation of new tracks.

1 May 2023
Department of Planning and Environment
  • ISBN 978-1-923018-59-4
  • ID EHG20230176
  • File PDF 39.8MB
  • Pages 126
  • Name illawarra-escarpment-mountain-bike-project-mount-kembla-ref-230176.pdf

These existing tracks already have a demonstrated value to the mountain biking community. By formalising these existing tracks and incorporating them into the proposed network, the proposal would reduce the likelihood of new unsanctioned tracks being created. By creating a formalised track network, the proposal would enable National Parks and Wildlife Service to close and rehabilitate the remaining unsanctioned tracks.

Impacts of new tracks have been reduced by careful assessment and planning of tracks to avoid areas of the highest ecological value.

Have your say

For further information and to have your say visit the Balgownie Mountain Bike Trail Network Project draft review of environmental factors: Public Consultation.

Comments close 29 May 2023.